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Punon (Hebrew: פּוּנֹן‎) is one of the stations of the Exodus mentioned in the Hebrew Bible; a place where the ancient Israelites stopped in their Exodus from Egypt.[1] It presumably refers to the region in southern Jordan now known as Wadi Faynan, which in biblical times was a major center for copper mining, and has been specifically identified with the Iron Age settlement of Khirbat Faynan.[2][3]


  1. ^ Numbers 33:42
  2. ^ "Wadi Faynan, Copper Mine". World Archaeology (13). 2005-09-07. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  3. ^ Novo, Alexandre; Vincent, Matthew L.; Levy, Thomas E. (2012-08-29). "Geophysical Surveys at Khirbat Faynan, an Ancient Mound Site in Southern Jordan". International Journal of Geophysics. 2012: 1–8. doi:10.1155/2012/432823. ISSN 1687-885X.
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